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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Essay Contestants Rejected Over 'Copy Cats' Allegations..

The 2017 Mike Okwonkwo National Essay Competition organisers have said a total of 27 applicants have been rejected for plagiarism in their essays.

Chief Examiner, Professor Hope Eghagha, in a statement, said 796 entries were received for this year’s edition of the contest.

“After applying standard criteria in the assessment, we concluded that 27 entries were not original; in other words, they were plagiarised.

“This was after cross-checking each entry carefully with internet sources to determine their originality. This is one of the problems confronting us in the education sector. Some students simply downloaded materials from the internet and submitted same as their original work,” Eghagha said.

The statement further said Miss Alexandra Nwigwe of Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Lagos, emerged as winner after scoring 90 per cent in the first and 80 per cent in the second rounds of the competition.

Similarly, Jesudunta Ipinmoye of Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State, who scored 80 per cent in the first and 72 per cent in the second rounds was adjudged first runner up, while Akingbade Gbenga of Emerald High School, Lagos, emerged second runner up after bagging 80 per cent in the first round and 70 per cent in the second round.

Other winners are Chinedu Chimezie of Cedar College, Ipaja, Adedeji Aderemi of Grange School, G.R.A Ikeja, Atoyebi Israel of Kings College, Lagos, Olalere Victor of Deeper Life High School, Akure, Okadigbo Juliet of State Senior Grammar School, Surulere, and Kolawole Oladunni of Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School, Yaba, Lagos

Daily Trust


  1. Won se gan....

  2. So this competition still dey?
    They've been doing it since my time
    Congrats �� to the winners
    Do they still do cowbell mathematics competition?

  3. And they say children are the leaders of tomorrow.why go for a competition when you can't write your own essay.All I see is Corruption.Shoutout to the parents of those children,keep helping them later we would say government is corrupt.

  4. Hmmm...what a shame to their parents


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